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Anette Olzon-Strong

Reviewed:  October 2021 Released:  September 2021, Frontiers Music Srl Rating: 4.5/5 Reviewer:  Buddy H The acrimonious 2012 split between Anette Olzon and Nightwish has been well documented.  The short time she spent with the band has proven to be very polarizing among longtime fans.  Regardless of which side of the…

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Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen

Reviewed:  May 2021 Released:  March 2021, BMG Rating:  5/5 Reviewer:  Buddy H When I first heard that Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen were teaming up for an album, my knee-jerk reaction was, “Hmmm.  I’m not sure how that’s going to work.”   We all know Adrian Smith’s remarkable body of work…

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Soto – Origami

Band: Soto Title: Origami Label: Inside Out Released: 2019 Reviewed: July 2019 Reviewer: JP Rating:  3.5/5 Man, could Jeff Scott Soto one of the most prolific, most in demand signers in all of Hard Rock and Metal?  Do yourself a favour and go have look on his website or Wikipedia…

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Joe Stump – Symphonic Onslaught

Joe Stump – Symphonic Onslaught Label: Released 2019 Rating: 4/5 Reviewer: Manos X Ah the ‘80s!!!!!! Probably one of the best decades for metal. The sound was still fresh, featuring tons of experimentation, birth of new sub-genres and distinct musical identities. From Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy, Slayer to Fates Warning, Helloween,…

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Dug Pinnick-Naked

Artist:  Dug Pinnick Title: Naked Year: 2013 Label: Rock Army Records Rating:  3.5/5 Reviewer:  JP   King’s X has always been one of those bands appreciated, admired and enjoyed by many Metal fans, although the band themselves may not be ‘Metal’ in the strictest sense of the term.  A number…

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